Adventuring With Mom
Tsuujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de Ni-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki Desu ka? ended it's season (possibly series) with a semi heartwarming note. Masato's party finally gets closer to the top of the tower but runs into a rather strange trap. Separated, Masato is alone until Mamako appears or at least what seemed like her. As our hero soon learns the hallway he is trapped in is filled with clones of his mom and all of which seemed to want to trap him or worse. When Masato is surrounded by the clones his real mom comes in and saves the day proving there is only one Mamako! Our party reunites and runs into Amante who battles our heroes and shows she isn't a push over! Amante has a strange reflection spell giving her the ability to shoot attacks back at the original attacker, case in point Wise and Masato. Mamako once more saves the day by using a new ultimate attack called No (yes all she says is no) that causes a beam of energy to nearly destroy the whole room and Amante. Our evil fiend runs off to race to the top and make her wish (to rid the world of moms) but our heroes arrive just in time and make the wish of having fresh eggs. Reluctantly, Amante admits defeat but we learn that she isn't alone. There are other kids who have joined together to banish all the moms in the world. Shirase thus makes Masato's new goal to find those who wish to ruin the world and our party continues their adventure with Mamako being happy to just be with her son for longer. Silly, bland and overall ridiculous was the best way to sum up this finale but you know what folks? This wasn't a bad show and it wrapped up with a nice message. Sometimes being on an adventure with a mom might be more fun than you realize.
Last Meeting of the Lower Moons
As Tanjirou, Zenitsu and Inosuke complete their training and rehabilitation with Shinobu, they are ordered out into the field once more, this time to the Infinity Train to investigate multiple disappearances. In a flashback to a few months prior, we see the final meeting of the Lower Moon demons, as they are ripped apart by Kibutsuji for their uselessness against the Hashira. He sends the remaining Lower Moon member to defeat Tanjirou. The stage is set for an epic battle—one that, sadly, we will have to wait some time to see!
When the Lower Moons all meet up with Kibutsuji, I was not quite sure what to expect. Rui was a member of their ranks, and he was certainly a powerful opponent. If his power level speaks to anything of what the other demons in his group are at, Tanjirou would have a difficult fight if he faced off against any of them. Because of this, it came as a complete shock when they were completely shredded in the face of Kibutsuji’s rage! Each one of the Lower Moon demons was obliterated in seconds—all except for one. The Lower Moon One demon is pumped full of Kibutsuji’s blood and told to take care of the Hashira, as well as Tanjirou. As always, Kibutsuji’s savagery is surprising in its intensity, and even in his newly disguised form the demonic limbs that attack his subordinates are disturbing to behold. We see how little this progenitor demon cares for others, even for those that serve him, and that makes us only worry more for Tanjirou’s future battle with him!
The Eyes of Science
If there’s one thing that Dr. Stone absolutely nails perfectly (besides its endless supply of hilarious reaction faces), it’s the ability to make basic science seem just as hype-tastic and triumphant as any shounen powerup scene. During the Grand Bout, Kinro starts to falter in his American Gladiator-style spear technique once Magma puts some distance between them. He’s too proud to admit it, but Kinro has the same “fuzzy sickness” (nearsightedness) in his eyes that little Suika does. Senku and Chrome fitted her watermelon mask with glasses two episodes ago, so when she notices Kinro straining his eyes to see his opponent, she knows exactly what to do.
With a swell of triumphant music and a noticeable bump in animation quality, Suika throws her mask toward Kinro and shouts, “It’s the eyes of science!” He jumps to catch it on his head and lands back in the ring with a badass pose and an explosion behind him. Now that he can see clearly, he absolutely dominates Magma and seals his victory with a jab straight into the bully’s face. Science prevails over brute force once again!
— コミックナタリー (@comic_natalie) January 28, 2019
With the revelation of the history between Yuko's father and Momo’s sister, the rivals prepare to face each other for the final time. After hearing the truth behind the disappearance of their family members, Momo runs off to be alone. Yuko decides she wants to protect her family no matter what and sets out to find Momo. With the help of Mikan, Yuko is able to track Momo down and confront her about everything. Not wanting to give up the friendship she has with Momo, Yuko comes up with a plan so that they can be together forever. Yuko suggests that Momo become her vassal so that they could find Momo's sister together. Although Momo turns down the offer, the girls come to an agreement and reaffirm their friendship and rivalry with Momo agreeing to become Yuko's vassal when she is strong enough to beat her.
There have been so many great moments between Yuko and Momo throughout Machikado Mazoku, but this one was by far the best. It was just so heartwarming to see how much the girls care about each other. The other great thing about this scene is that we got to see just how far Yuko has come over the course of the series. Yuko started out clumsy, shy, and unsure of herself, and while she still may be clumsy, she has a newfound confidence that is truly inspiring. All of the work she has done gave her the confidence to face Momo and just lay her feelings out there. This moment was a great way to bring the series to an end with, a cute heartwarming moment that is filled with tons of laughs.
That's all for this week, please check back next week and tell us what you're watching!